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Non-Functional Test Manager

ARM (Advanced Resource Managers)

Posted on Feb 21, 2021 by ARM (Advanced Resource Managers)

Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom
IT
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time


NFR Test Manager

Slough, Berks
Permanent Full time

Up to £72K basic + 15% Bonus + Bnefits

Job Description:
Our client is looking for an NFR Test Manager to join their tech team. The ideal candidate will also possess a high degree of self-management, be able to take ownership and work independently, recommend suitable solutions, be personally accountable for the performance and stability of our systems and have excellent all-round communication skills so as to avoid scope creep.

Skills:

  • Excellent experience of Test Management
  • Strong stakeholder management to up to senior leadership level
  • Very delivery focused
  • Strong problem-solving skills, highly motivated, and passionate about quality
  • Taking charge of the release and change process so as to avoid scope creep
  • Avoids unnecessary change requests through strong stakeholder management and holding people to what was committed in releases.
  • Collaborate with Workstream leads to support their delivery of milestones on time, to cost and quality
  • Experienced in creating Non-Functional test strategies
  • Successful at developing and managing relationships at all level organisational levels
  • Ability to influence stakeholders to resolve incidents and ensure key milestones are met
  • Relevant experience in Security/OAT/Performance
  • Good understanding of Performance and Stress Testing of OSS and BSS sub systems
  • Good working knowledge of load testing
  • Define, implement and measure key test KPIs to ensure high test & quality standards are achieved.
  • Act as facilitator and decision maker for NFR/performance defect resolution during test execution
  • Establish principles and practices to help build Performance Engineering practices into all stages of our software development life cycle.
  • Able to develop robust Performance Test Plans, Status Reporting, Test Readiness Re-views
  • Manage challenging stakeholders and being tough on scope and time commitments.
  • Strong implementation scheduling and planning experience within a Transformation Programme
  • Knowledge of Performance tools (LoadRunner, Jmeter) along with knowledge of Monitoring tools (Dynatrace, Perfmon etc.)
  • NFR Requirements analysis, test strategy/planning/test scheduling.
  • Responsible for NFR Defect management and Test reporting to Customer
  • Proactive risk management.
  • Strong Vendor and supplier management.
  • Strong skills to resolve conflicts.
  • Contribute to and act as a point of decision around test approach, strategy, planning, execution and escalation on behalf of programme & portfolio stakeholders.
  • Leads Test Management across a major strategic Transformation programme.
  • Manages Test Managers/Test Leads working across multiple projects (5-7).
  • Excellent knowledge of the Software Testing Life Cycle and you are able to develop advanced test plans and communicate these effectively to stakeholders.
  • Champion continual service improvement in NFR & performance across quality assurance, automation and tooling.
  • Expert in testing methodologies, test management and associated practices.
  • Expert in ALL test phases - functional, non-functional, OAT, UAT and Security.
  • Strong leadership and coaching experience.
  • Experience with managing large offshore teams and services.
  • Exposure to Telco BSS, OSS systems (end to end).
  • Working knowledge of JIRA to own defect management life cycle.
  • Ability to drive issues to closure and work well within a deadline-driven environment.
  • Keeping in check the schedule and status of any given release, and communicate this effectively across all teams including devs, infrastructure, and architecture.

Desirable:

Qualifications, Experience & Skills

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, with a numerate or computing related subject focus
  • Experience of a wide range of SDLC methodologies
  • ISTQB (Advanced) or equivalent
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of automated testing and release processes, and how to apply automation across both test and release
  • Experience of working in Telco
  • Experience in the Release Management Life Cycle



Reference: 1103419342

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